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Old 04-12-2010, 04:05 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Default State Requirements for nurses - prospects in Pittsburgh

My wife is working on an AA degree in nursing.

What would that get her in Pittsburgh...without experience...and is there a special license than anyone who does nursing in Pennsylvania would need?
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Old 04-16-2010, 09:13 AM
 
Location: NW Penna.
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Check with allnurses,com forum. I know there's supposed to be a glut of fresh-out nurses there, due to all the colleges and nobody wants to leave the city. If you look in the surrounding areas, there might be more jobs. But for now, the word on the curb says that they hire experienced only, that hospitals are requiring BSRNs, and there are few jobs in Pittsburgh and signing bonuses are a thing of the past. One hospital was closed, also, and the parent company is placing those workers at other area hospitals. Lots of places, not necessarily just here, are going to mandatory OT rather than hire more staff. Washington (PA) Hosp nursing school said only 1/3 of its grads had jobs by the time they graduated, and that's really low.
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Old 04-18-2010, 02:03 PM
 
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Sadly, this is typical of most areas right now. I live between Balt/DC and we have the same situation. It has been tight tight tight with no movement anywhere. I keep being told that it's going to begin changing soon, and that by next year hospitals will have a better sense of what the reform is going to do to business. In addition, as the economy gets better more will retire and scale back hours.

So, I'm told. I'm still intending to stay here and get some experiance under my belt before I move anywhere.
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